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Call for Abstracts: Research on Outdoor Air Quality

11 Mar 2015 11:30 AM | Anonymous
Call for Abstracts: Research on Outdoor Air Quality

Annual Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission

June 3 and 4, 2015 – Princeton, NJ The Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) will hold its annual meeting this year in New Jersey. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection would like to take the opportunity at this meeting to highlight some of the high level air quality research efforts underway at New Jersey universities and colleges at a poster session during the meeting’s reception starting at 6PM on the evening of June 3rd at the Holiday Inn Princeton, 100 Independence Way, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Posters may be retained for display during the Commission meeting on June 4th if space is available. The OTC is a multi-state organization created under the federal Clean Air Act to advise the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on transport issues and develop and implement regional solutions to the ground-level ozone problem in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

For more information about the OTC, go to http://www.otcair.org/. The OTC annual meeting will be attended by cabinet-level representatives from the 12 states and the District of Columbia that are members of the OTC.

Topics: Current issues in air quality -- e.g., monitoring, modeling, transport, atmospheric chemistry, emission inventory methodologies, etc. Research work must be at a senior-level undergraduate or graduate level.

Format: Poster session during the reception for the meeting on June 3rd. Display limited to poster no larger than 6 ft. by 3 ft. Presenters must be at the reception session to answer questions about their research. If posters are retained for display for the Commission meeting on June 4th, presenters are not required to attend but must collect their posters by 1PM on June 4th.

Abstract: To be considered for the poster session, please submit an abstract (max. 250 words) of your research project (thesis, results) no later than April 10, 2015. Submit the abstract by electronic mail to Christine Schell in the Office of the Assistant Commissioner, Environmental Management, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection at christine.schell@dep.nj.gov

Selection: Staff of the NJDEP Division of Air Quality and Office of Science will review abstracts. Selection will be based on relevance to air quality issues in NJ, ability to translate research into policy, regulation or tools for future use by OTC members, and completeness of abstract (e.g., amount of detail regarding research, results/conclusions, etc.). Preference will be given to research related to ground-level ozone (smog). You will be notified of the selections in early May 2015.


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